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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

Regular Council Meeting

 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Time:

7:00 p.m.

Place:

Council Chambers

Richmond City Hall

Present:

Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie

Councillor Chak Au

Councillor Derek Dang

Councillor Evelina Halsey-Brandt

Councillor Bill McNulty

Councillor Linda McPhail

 

Corporate Officer – David Weber

 

Absent:

Councillor Linda Barnes

Councillor Ken Johnston

Councillor Harold Steves

 

Call to Order:

Mayor Brodie called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

RES NO.

ITEM

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

R12/5-1-1

1.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

 

That:

 

 

 

(1)

the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held on Monday, March 12, 2012; and

 

 

 

(2)

the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting for Public Hearings held on Monday, March 19, 2012,

 

 

 

each be adopted as circulated.

 

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

AGENDA ADDITIONS & DELETIONS

R12/5-2

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

 

That Item No. 9 Richmond Film Office and Bylaw Amendments be deleted from the Council Agenda, and that the recommendation for Agenda Item No. 19, BC Stewardship Regulation Relating to Packaging and Printed Paper, be revised to read as:

 

 

 

“That:

 

 

 

(a)

Whereas recycling rates for residential homes in Metro Vancouver is approximately 48%;

 

 

 

(b)

Whereas in Metro Vancouver, the municipal blue box curbside service is the most established and successful aspect of the waste stream in terms of diversion;

 

 

 

(c)

Whereas recyclable materials represent a potential revenue stream for municipalities;

 

 

 

(d)

Whereas public policy priorities to drive zero waste should focus on diverting more waste from multi-family dwellings, and the commercial and industrial sectors;

 

 

 

(e)

Whereas the Province has amended the Recycling Regulation to include extended producer responsibility for paper and packaging by 2014;

 

 

 

(f)

Whereas municipalities have the most knowledge about the recycling system in their communities;

 

 

 

(g)

Whereas the new stewardship program doesn’t require municipal blue box curbside service and could impact publicly controlled residential collection of paper and packaging; and

 

 

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:

 

 

 

 

(1)

That the Province amend the Recycling Regulation so that the stewardship organization fully fund residential recycling programs through local governments; and

 

 

 

 

(2)

That the foregoing be forwarded to the Lower Mainland Local Government Association and Metro Vancouver for information.”

 

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATION

 

 

Ted Townsend, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications accompanied by Jerry Chong, Director, Finance, stated that he was very pleased to report that the 2010 City of Richmond Annual Report was the recipient of the Government Finance Officers Association of North America, Canadian Award for Financial Reporting, for the ninth consecutive year, and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting, for the second consecutive year.

 

 

 

Prior to accepting the award on behalf of the City, Mayor Brodie requested Mr. Townsend and Mr. Chong to congratulate City staff on behalf of Council.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

 

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2.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Council resolve into Committee of the Whole to hear delegations on agenda items (7:07 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

3.

Delegations from the floor on Agenda items:

 

 

Item No. 10 – 2012 Arts and Culture Grant Program

 

 

Willa Walsh, 3800 Raymond Avenue, Member of the Richmond Arts Coalition, thanked the City for the amount of funding provided by the 2012 Arts and Culture Grant Program.  Ms. Walsh expressed appreciation about how arts and culture was now recognized as a separate category, and stated that the grant will provide stability to arts and culture in Richmond.  Ms. Walsh also spoke about a number of successful arts and culture events in Richmond, and thanked the members of staff who were involved in the adjudication of the 2012 Arts and Culture Grant Program. 

 

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4.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

 

That Committee rise and report (7:14 p.m.).

 

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

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5.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Items 6 through 21, with the removal of Item No. 9, be adopted by general consent.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

6.

COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

 

 

That the minutes of:

 

 

(1)

the Community Safety Committee meeting held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012;

 

 

(2)

the General Purposes Committee meeting held on Monday, March 19, 2012;

 

 

(3)

the Planning Committee meeting held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012; and

 

 

(4)

the Public Works & Transportation Committee meeting held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012,

 

 

be received for information.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

7.

The Fire-Rescue Plan 2012-2015

(File Ref. No. 01-0340-30-LCSA1) (REDMS No. 3236395 v.3)

 

 

That the Fire-Rescue Plan: 2012-2015 (as attached to the report dated February 27, 2012, from the Fire Chief, Richmond Fire-Rescue) be endorsed.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

8.

Strategic Community Investment Funds

(File Ref. No. 03-1000-18-053) (REDMS No. 3484676 v.2)

 

 

That Council authorize the CAO and\or the General Manager, Law and Community Safety to sign the Strategic Community Investment Funds Agreement on behalf of the City of Richmond, as outlined in the staff report dated February 29, 2012 from the General Manager, Law & Community Safety.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

9.

Richmond Film Office Update and Bylaw Amendments

(File Ref. No. XR: 08-4150-09-01/2012-Vol 01, 12-8060-20-8708/8709) (REDMS No. 3425923v10, 3491981, 3062238v19, 3138475v14)

 

 

Please see Agenda Additions and Deletions (page 2) for action taken on this matter. 

 

 

10.

2012 Arts and Culture Grant Program

(File Ref. No. 03-1085-01) (REDMS No. 3484781, 3486361, 3486258)

 

 

(1)

That:

 

 

 

(a)

the Richmond Community Band Society be awarded a total grant amount of $3600;

 

 

 

(b)

the Community Arts Council be awarded a total grant amount of $5000; and

 

 

 

(c)

the Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society be awarded a total grant amount of $2500,

 

 

for a total additional increase of $7250; and

 

 

(2)

That the 2012 Arts and Culture Grants be awarded for the recommended amounts, and cheques disbursed for a total of $82,300 (additional $7250 grants included) as per the staff report from the Director, Arts, Culture and Heritage Services, dated March 2, 2012.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

11.

Council Term Goals for the Term 2011-2014

(File Ref. No. 01-0105-07-01) (REDMS No. 3482823)

 

 

That the Council Term Goals for the 2011-2014 term of office, as outlined in the staff report dated February 28, 2012 from the Director, Corporate Planning, be approved with the following amendments:

 

 

(1)

The addition of 2.8 under the Community Social Services section, to read as: 

 

 

 

 

“2.8 Completion of the Memorial Garden Project”; and

 

 

(2)

The revision of 5.1 under Financial Management to read as:

 

 

 

 

“5.1 Develop a strategic plan that considers borrowing to take advantage of the current low interest rates and results in significant long term financial benefits for the City”. 

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

12.

South Arm Pool Piping Repairs

(File Ref. No. 06-2050-20-PSA/Vol 01) (REDMS No. 3489639)

 

 

That the estimated expenditures of $70,000 with respect to the South Arm Pool Piping Repair project be funded from the Minor Capital Provision. 

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

13.

HOUSING AGREEMENT (6951 ELMBRIDGE WAY) BYLAW NO. 8691- TO SECURE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS LOCATED IN 6951 ELMBRIDGE WAY

(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-8691) (REDMS No. 3316108, 3316393, 3477732, 3143388v5)

 

 

That Housing Agreement (6951 Elmbridge Way) Bylaw No. 8691 be introduced and given first reading to permit the City, after adoption, to enter into an amended Housing Agreement with 6951 Elmbridge Way Ltd., in connection with the property identified in Housing Agreement (6951 Elmbridge Way) Bylaw No. 8691, all in accordance with section 905 of the Local Government Act.  

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

14.

APPLICATION BY YING YI ZHANG FOR REZONING AT 10231 AND 10251 RUSKIN ROAD FROM SINGLE DETACHED (RS1/E) TO SINGLE DETACHED (RS2/B)

(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-8871, RZ 11-591786) (REDMS No. 3481202, 292539, 3481369)

 

 

That Bylaw No. 8871, for the rezoning of 10231 and 10251 Ruskin Road from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Single Detached (RS2/B) ”, be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

15.

APPLICATION BY ZHAO XD ARCHITECT LTD. FOR REZONING AT 8540 AND 8560 JONES ROAD FROM SINGLE DETACHED (RS1/E) TO HIGH DENSITY TOWNHOUSE (RTH1)

(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-8872, RZ 11-593412) (REDMS No. 3478339, 1012887, 3481626)

 

 

That Bylaw No. 8872, for the rezoning of 8540 and 8560 Jones Road from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “High Density Townhouse (RTH1)”, be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

16.

APPLICATION BY AM-PRI CONSTRUCTION LTD. FOR REZONING AT 9100, 9120 AND 9140 NO. 3 ROAD FROM SINGLE DETACHED (RS1/E) TO LOW DENSITY TOWNHOUSES (RTL4)

(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-8873, RZ 11-577561) (REDMS No. 3478950, 3482289)

 

 

That Bylaw No. 8873, for the rezoning of 9100, 9120 and 9140 No. 3 Road from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Low Density Townhouses (RTL4)”, be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

17.

APPLICATION BY CENTRO TERRAWEST DEVELOPMENT LTD. FOR REZONING AT 6011 AND 6031 NO. 1 ROAD FROM LOCAL COMMERCIAL (CL) AND SINGLE DETACHED (RS1/F) TO COMMERCIAL MIXED USE (ZMU21) – TERRA NOVA

(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-8874/8875, RZ 11-586705) (REDMS No. 3476638, 3481989, 3481991)

 

 

(1)

That Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 8874, to redesignate 6011 and 6031 No. 1 Road from “Residential (Single-Family) “ to “Mixed-Use” in Schedule 2.2B of Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 7100 (Terra Nova Sub-Area Plan), be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

(2)

That Bylaw No. 8874, having been considered in conjunction with:

 

 

 

(a)

The City’s Financial Plan and Capital Program; and

 

 

 

(b)

The Greater Vancouver Regional District Solid Waste and Liquid Waste Management Plans;

 

 

 

is hereby deemed to be consistent with said program and plans, in accordance with Section 882(3)(a) of the Local Government Act.

 

 

(3)

That Bylaw No. 8874, having been considered in accordance with OCP Bylaw Preparation Consultation Policy 5043, is hereby deemed not to require further consultation.

 

 

(4)

That Bylaw No. 8875, to:

 

 

 

(a)

Create “Commercial Mixed-Use (ZMU21) – Terra Nova”;

 

 

 

(b)

Amend Section 5.15.1 (Affordable Housing) to include the “ZMU21” zone and the density bonusing sum of “$4.00”; and

 

 

 

(c)

Rezone 6011 and 6031 No. 1 Road from “Local Commercial (CL)” and “Single Detached (RS1/F)” to “Commercial Mixed-Use (ZMU21) – Terra Nova”, be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

18.

APPLICATION BY PAUL CHEUNG (LIONS COMMUNICATIONS INC.) FOR A TEMPORARY COMMERCIAL USE PERMIT AT 12631 VULCAN WAY FOR 2012, 2013 AND 2014

(File Ref. No.;  TU 12-600784; REDMS No. 3487216)

 

 

(1)

That the application of Paul Cheung (Lions Communications Inc.) for a Temporary Commercial Use Permit at 12631 Vulcan Way be considered at Public Hearing to be held on April 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of Richmond City Hall, and that the following recommendation be forwarded to that meeting for consideration:

 

 

 

 

“That a Temporary Commercial Use Permit be issued to Paul Cheung (Lions Communications Inc.) for the property at 12631 Vulcan Way for the purposes of permitting an evening night market event between May 11, 2012 to September 16, 2012 (inclusive), May 10, 2013 to September 8, 2013 (inclusive) and May 9, 2014 to September 14, 2014 (inclusive) subject to the fulfillment of all terms, conditions and requirements outlined in the Temporary Commercial Use Permit and attached Schedules.”

 

 

 

(2)

That the Public Hearing notification area include all properties within the area bounded by River Road to the north, No. 5 Road to the west, Bridgeport Road to the south and Knight Street to the east.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

19.

BC STEWARDSHIP REGULATION RELATING TO PACKAGING AND PRINTED PAPER

(File Ref. No. 10-6370-00) (REDMS No. 3486556)

 

 

That:

 

 

(a)

Whereas recycling rates for residential homes in Metro Vancouver is approximately 48%;

 

 

(b)

Whereas in Metro Vancouver, the municipal blue box curbside service is the most established and successful aspect of the waste stream in terms of diversion;

 

 

(c)

Whereas recyclable materials represent a potential revenue stream for municipalities;

 

 

(d)

Whereas public policy priorities to drive zero waste should focus on diverting more waste from multi-family dwellings, and the commercial and industrial sectors;

 

 

(e)

Whereas the Province has amended the Recycling Regulation to include extended producer responsibility for paper and packaging by 2014;

 

 

(f)

Whereas municipalities have the most knowledge about the recycling system in their communities;

 

 

(g)

Whereas the new stewardship program doesn’t require municipal blue box curbside service and could impact publicly controlled residential collection of paper and packaging; and

 

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:

 

 

 

(1)

That the Province amend the Recycling Regulation so that the stewardship organization fully fund residential recycling programs through local governments; and

 

 

 

(2)

That the foregoing be forwarded to the Lower Mainland Local Government Association and Metro Vancouver for information.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

20.

FLOOD PLAIN DESIGNATION AND PROTECTION BYLAW 8204, AMENDMENT BYLAW 8876

(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-8876) (REDMS No. 3477400, 3455555)

 

 

That Flood Plain Designation and Protection Bylaw 8204, Amendment Bylaw 8876 be introduced and given first, second and third reading.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

21.

RESIDENTIAL WATER METER PROGRAM UPDATE

(File Ref. No. 10-6650-02) (REDMS No. 3485541)

 

 

That the options for alternate water utility rate structures that enhance water conservation and equity be brought forward for consideration in 2012 prior to the annual utility rates report.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

 

 

NON-CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

 

22.

meeting of the LMTAC Board of directors

(File Ref. No.: 01-0150-20-LMTA1)

 

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It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Councillor Linda McPhail be appointed as the alternate to the LMTAC Board of Directors.

 

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC DELEGATIONS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

 

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23.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Council resolve into Committee of the Whole to hear delegations on non‑agenda items (7:45 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

(1)

Michael Wylie, Richmond Frame & Alignment, 7960 River Road, thanked Council for the opportunity to speak, and expressed appreciation for the City’s efforts in introducing the City Centre Area Transitional Tax Exemption Bylaw.  Mr. Wylie then expressed concerns about how the City Centre Area Transitional Tax Exemption should benefit all commercial properties in Richmond.  He spoke about the current economic difficulties impacting many businesses, and made reference to a City of Toronto program, Enhancing Toronto’s Business Climate Strategy, which provides property tax relief measures to Toronto businesses.  In conclusion, Mr. Wiley spoke about the tax rates for Richmond and Vancouver in comparison to other cities, as well as the feasibility of increasing the multi-residential tax rates to offset commercial taxes. 

 

 

(2)

Roland Hoegler, 6560 No. 4 Road, spoke about properties in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), and expressed concerns about Metro Vancouver’s involvement in any ALR related decisions.  He stated that enough research has not been done by members of Council on ALR related issues, and expressed his dissatisfaction with City Planning Staff.

 

 

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24.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Committee rise and report (7:57 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

BYLAWS FOR ADOPTION

 

R12/5-9

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Road Closure and Removal of Road Dedication Bylaw 8845 (A Portion of Road Adjacent to 3391 Sexsmith Road) Bylaw No. 8845, be adopted.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT PANEL

 

R12/5-10

25.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

(1)

That the minutes of the Development Permit Panel meeting held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, and the Chair’s report for the Development Permit Panel meetings held on March 14, 2012 be received for information; and

 

 

 

(2)

That the recommendations of the Panel to authorize the issuance of a Development Variance Permit (DV 11-587706) for the property at 12226, 12228, 12248 & 12260 English Avenue and 12231, 12233, 12235, 12237, 12239, 12251 & 12253 Ewen Avenue, be endorsed, and the Permits so issued.

 

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the meeting adjourn (8:11 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

Certified a true and correct copy of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the City of Richmond held on Monday, March 26, 2012.

_________________________________

_________________________________

Mayor (Malcolm D. Brodie)

Corporate Officer (David Weber)

 

3/27/2012 11:57:25 AM